https://www.thebodypro.com/category/providing-quality-hiv-care/tag/news

The Latest

doctor patient hands

This Week in HIV Research: Health in Unity

Jan. 21, 2021: Dyad-level interventions in serodiscordant relationships; using social media to improve PrEP uptake; HCV prevalence among MSM; the irrelevance of doxycycline prophylaxis against mycoplasma genitalium.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
drug counseling

Combination of Naltrexone and Bupropion May Help Treat Meth Use Disorder, Study Finds

Participants on the combination were almost six times more likely to have meth-negative urine samples after six weeks than those on the placebo. They also reported a slight reduction in cravings.

By Larry Buhl
rocky road

This Week in HIV Research: A Patient’s History Really Matters

Jan. 14, 2021: Interpersonal violence history and adverse HIV outcomes; the incidence and severity of breast cancer; the effect of menopause on integrase-associated weight gain; two-drug therapy for HIV treatment-experienced people.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
An HIV testing event with Melanie Thompson alongside staff from the AIDS Research Consoritum of Atlanta (ARCA) and Fulton County, Georgia, HIV prevention workers

Leading HIV Scientist Eulogizes a Pioneering Atlanta-Based Research Organization

“ARCA started because there was a heartbreaking need for new drugs to treat HIV,” says Melanie Thompson, M.D. “The landscape for HIV research has indeed changed, largely as a result of our successes.”

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
healthcare dark

This Week in HIV Research: Delivering Care Through Uncertainty

Jan. 7, 2021: HIV status and COVID-19 disease severity; associations between tobacco smoking, cancer incidence, viral load, and CD4 count; immune recovery on integrase inhibitors; using smart pill bottles to boost adherence.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
breastfeeding

Why Are Parents Living With HIV Still Being Advised Not to Breastfeed?

A new expert consensus statement explores how providers can give birthing parents who are living with HIV the information they need to decide for themselves.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
teamwork

This Week in HIV Research: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Dec. 28, 2020: The power of clinic-pharmacy collaborations; overcoming COVID-19-induced barriers to HIV care; urine testing as a PrEP adherence tool; using incarceration history in PrEP Rx assessments.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
rear view mirror

This Week in HIV Research: Taking Stock of Our Epidemic

Dec. 17, 2020: HIV-related mortality in the U.S.; trends in extensive multidrug resistance; 96-week fostemsavir data; statins for microbial cancer prevention.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand
HPV swab

Self-Swabbing Is an Affirming and Effective Cervical-Cancer Screening Tool for Transmasculine People

Transmasculine people face an array of barriers when understanding their HPV risk and accessing cervical-cancer screenings.

By Emmett Patterson
priority

This Week in HIV Research: Are Our Priorities in the Right Place?

Dec. 10, 2020: Where the Ending the HIV Epidemic plan falls short; housing instability and HIV care incentives; financial wellbeing vs. health care access; San Diego's complex webs of HIV transmission.

By Barbara Jungwirth and Myles Helfand